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Lawn Fawn Village Heroes

Posted by on Jul 21, 2020 in Lawn Fawn, Village Heroes | 0 comments

There are just some stamp sets you need to tell others about!  Village Heroes by Lawn Fawn is one of those sets for me. For many reasons, it is super cute, it supports a cause that I adore, and it celebrates community Heroes! You can’t get any better than that!  100% of the net profit goes to Feeding America! How awesome is that!!! I have had this stamp set for a while and I am just now getting around to sharing it with you! This was how Lawn Fawn decided to help during Covaid 19.  Just so you know, I have no affiliation with Lawn Fawn nor do I benefit from sharing this with you. I just think what they are doing is really awesome!

I have had this stamp set out for over a month sitting on my desk waiting for me to use it.  That’s when Kathy over at The Daily Marker started her 30day coloring challenge. So, naturally, this was the first set I decided to color!  You can follow along with Kathy and others over on Instagram by following the tag #thedailymarker30day and Kathy at The Daily Marker

I made four cards and have plenty more colored images to make even more cards for my village heroes.  The village heroes’ stamp set is full of images like hospitals, fire stations, churches, fire trucks police cars, school buses, and so forth. My first three cards use basically the same layout I just varied up the images

  • I used a stencil (MFT Square Extraordinaire Stencil) to create my square
  • I masked off a road and ink blended it with my Picket Fence life-changing blender brushes and destress oxide black soot ink
  • Masked the road and used the MFT Drifts & Hills to create grass using peeled paint distress ink
  • The sky is you guessed it MFT mini cloud stencil and broken china distress ink
  • The little flower pot is from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Village Shops.

  • I used the same process here as above
  • The grass I did spritz it with water to add texture
  • I also used a little of the new speckled egg distress ink to the sky
  • The final touches were gel pens to add white dashes to the road

  • This card I decided not to use the cloud stencil. Instead, I used the little clouds in the Village Heroes stamp set
  • I also forgot to add the dashes to the road. But I think you still get the idea it is a road
  • The purple building is from the village shops stamp set

  • The grass and road were created using masking and ink blending. The grass is Jalapeno ink (Lawn Fawn) and a wee bit of pilled paint distress ink
  • The sky is Summer Sky ink (Hero Arts bold ink) and a tinny bit of Indigo ( Hero Arts bold ink)
  • The papers used there’s is Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, the gray is Simon Says Stamp Smoke, and the white is Paper Source Eco white(at least that’s what I think it is) to be honest it was a stray piece of card stock and I made four-card layers from it.  Lucky the ink blended so nicely on this paper

Thank you for spending a little time with me today!  Hopefully, I will be back soon with more fun cards to share.  I hope each of you is healthy and safe. And that you find time today to be creative!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Peace my crafty friends-


Inking Royalty Blog Hop – Christmas in July

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020 in Uncategorized | 19 comments

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Christmas in July. Demonstrators have been able to order new products from the upcoming August-December Mini Catalog, so prepare yourself for a gorgeous mix of new products, products available in the Annual Catalog, and returning favorites. What fun! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I have been trying to find my crafty mojo.  Life has created many distractions as I’m sure it has for you as well.  When I’m feeling overwhelmed by it all I normally just want to be left to myself and be creative.  Lately, I have just wanted to do nothing, and those times that I have tried to be super creative I really had no ideas/didn’t like what I was creating.  It just was not working.  This is when I decided that I need to step back and create for the sake of creating. Not caring about the outcome.  (Creat for the trash can) So, I taped my fingers and thought about what to make.  That’s when I remembered this month was The Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge.  And I thought yes! This is perfect. I will just color some images and see what I come up with.  Knowing this hop was all about Christmas. I pulled out the Christmas Rose Stamp Set and some watercolors and begin to play.

Christmas Rose Bundle

This rose is so much fun to color!  I was enjoying it so much that I colored the rose three times on Sunday afternoon.  That means you get three versions of one card idea!  Such fun!  One of the things I like best about paper crafting is there’s always something you can do.  Not feeling creative, then work on that stack of cards you never put together (I know you have at least one stack). Feeling creative but, don’t know what to do?? Work on your UFO pile (I know you have a pile of unfinished objects) Not sure what to do??? Color an image to use later for a card,  CASE a card design or technique, let Designer Series Paper do all the work. There are so many ways to get creative even when you are not nessacearly feeling very creative.

  • I started by heat embossing the image with what I thought was gold embossing powder on watercolor paper.  Then heat set the image  This was the moment I decided I put the wrong lid on the embossing powder.  Cause,  that’s not gold y’all
  • Then I set out to watercolor. Talking my time and just trying to relax and enjoy the process.
  • Two things I want to work on 1. Adding contrasting colors to each section.  2. Adding dark shadows.  These were things I knew I needed practice with  #practicemakesprogress
  • The designer series paper is out of the In Good Taste paper pack
  • The sentiment is from the Itty bitty Christmas greetings

  • This was the second attempt at getting darks dark and lights lighter.  One of the things I am trying to learn is how not to lose the lights while still adding darker colors on top.
  • For each card, I used the green to create shadows in the red. Then red to create shadows in the green
  • This card was heat embossed with silver… well, cause I couldn’t quite figure out why my gold embossing was not gold!!!
  • It was after die cutting out the flower and picking the Designer Series Paper I wanted that I decided something wasn’t right. What was bothering me???  I thought maybe it’s the white edge.  So I painted the edges very lightly and gently with green and blue.  And wha-la it was all better!
  • The designer series paper is a returning paper in the August-December mini  catalog, Toile Tidings paper

We are on the home stretch! One more card to go! Who’s missing baseball???

  • For this card, I used my favorite piece of Designer Series Paper!  I adore these watercolor stripes so much! They are from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper
  • This heat embossing is actually gold!!! I opened a new container of embossing powder so I know this is actually gold!
  • A die I use that has not even been mentioned that is definitely worth the mention is Stiched So Sweetly dies! Y’all these dies are AWESOME!!! I really could use them on every card

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blueline Stampin There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it! I’m going to leave you with this up-close of who knows what color of embossing powder that is. I want you to see the way the green adds an awesome shadow to the rose. And vice versa how the red adds interest to the green leaves. The key (which is easier said than done) is to add a very very small amount of contrasting colors.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

I just want to take a moment and tell Janneke thank you for hopping along with us today! Guest hoppers always make the hop extra special!  I’m looking forward to seeing what Janneke and all the Royals have to share today!

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Janneke Dijkstra-de Jong at Happy Stampin
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  14. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

Thank you for being here today! Let’s all go and have a good day and remember to find a little time to be creative!

Peace my friends-